WYRK 2013 Taste Of Country
Are you ready for the 2013 WYRK Taste Of Country?! Join us in welcoming Darius Rucker and special guest Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana and Jana Kramer to Buffalo!
WHEN AND WHERE
Friday, June 14, 2013 at Coca-Cola Field. Doors at 5 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Reserved seats in the grandstand are $29. General admission on the field is SOLD OUT.
Tickets are on sale now!
Darius Rucker + Special Guest Sheryl Crow
Darius Rucker signed with Capitol Records Nashville in 2007 and in 2008, released his country debut, Learn to Live, which landed at no. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, garnered three consecutive no. 1 singles and earned him the CMA New Artist of the Year Award. His sophomore effort, the chart-topping October 2010 release, Charleston, SC 1966, has produced two no. 1 singles, “Come Back Song” and “This.” Rucker’s shows center around the music found on his country albums, but occasionally he will embrace his Hootie & The Blowfish heritage, and the renditions of those songs that he has created with his country band, The Carolina Grey Boys, create virtually unrecognizable versions of the monster hits. But it’s raunchy crowd hits like “Family Tradition” and “Purple Rain” that truly showcase Rucker’s vocal prowess and remind you of just how deep his southern roots run.
For Sheryl Crow, who first reached the spotlight as a backup singer with Michael Jackson, the title of her seventh album isn’t just a location; it’s a state of mind. Calling the disc 100 Miles From Memphis is a statement of purpose, both musical and emotional. It also marks a long-awaited return by the nine-time Grammy winner to the sounds that first drew her to making music. The results evoke a time when soul and passion filled the radio waves, when the sweat and joy of a recording session could be captured forever on wax, and the songs display impressive range in feeling and performance.
Rodney Atkins knows the value of taking the long way home. Rodney always remains true to himself and constantly strives to evolve and find unique ways of expressing himself through the music he puts out into the world. The east Tennessee native has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener: He’s had six no. 1 hits from his first three albums, and he’s sold over four million singles in the past five years alone. Though his new crop of songs has some edge and the vocal energy may be amped up a notch, Rodney is still the same, hard-working, patriotic, rock-solid country boy that fans have grown to know and love since his debut.
The country trio first came together in 2008 when brothers Tom and Mike Gossin moved into Rachel Reinert’s Nashville apartment. Gloriana’s 2009 self-titled debut album soared to no. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. That same year, they spent two years on the road with Taylor Swift and won an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and an ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010. The band’s first single “(Kissed You) Good Night”, from A Thousand Miles Left Behind, was the fastest-rising single of their career, Certified GOLD by the R.I.A.A. and the no. 5 most played song on country radio for 2012. The album is Gloriana’s most personally revealing and emotionally resonant work to date, and the band members co-wrote every song.
Jana Kramer is no stranger to the bright lights, with her impressive string of movie and television roles, but she credits her recent break into the music industry as her most important accomplishment to date. Growing up in Detroit, Jana is no stranger to the rich history of country music, and the singer-songwriter is lighting up country music with her
emotionally moving songs and sweet, country vocals. All eyes are on Jana as she boldly graces country music with a fresh, new sound and powerful new music.